(photo taken on October 31, 2011. Why am I posting now? Because I forgot to write about it.)

I went to LACMA on last day of October to go to Tim Burton Exhibition. I didn't want to spend $20 on admission, so I bought discount ticket for 6am. I wish I was able to take pictures inside as reference (<-no way) because his imagination and creativity was just beyond crazy. I noticed a lot of characters that he made when he was in teenage years were used as his movies. It made me think what made him think about all those characters and where he got inspiration from. Throughout this exhibition, it made me rethink about what I am doing at this moment and what I should do to develop my portfolio.

Only bad thing was that I got overwhelmed with his creepy yet imaginative artworks overwhelmed me a bit too much to view at 6am. But other than that, I really enjoyed it.

I can't wait to visit more galleries and museums when I go visit Korea.

Oh yeah, I didn't mention. I am going to Korea on December 26th. I will be staying there for about 6 months, maybe longer. It's going to be interesting trip because I usually stay there about 2 weeks through 4 weeks whenever I visit. Last time I stayed that long was...before I moved to the states. We will see how I will survive in between skinny girls haha.


HEART show

As I mentioned on earlier blog post, I had an arts (!) group show with my church friends called 'HEART show'
I actually don't have full picture of this yet, but I thought it would be cool to share how I worked on it. There's a big gap between #3 and #4; I forgot to take picture in between.

I started to paint on this door panel about a year ago with different figure (you can see it a bit on first image,) but I decided to redraw the whole thing to fit with the theme I wanted to work on. Title of this image is called 'Lotus.' This is my 'self-portrait' in fashion illustration form. My Korean name means 'beautiful lotus' so I wanted to design clothes that would fit to my name.

Fall term will end next week so I am working on my finals as much as I can, but having some difficult time with concentration. Please pray for me :)

*PS: please ignore what's on my table. thank you.


Collaboration with Judy Wang

credit: Judy S. Wang

Long time no post!

I wanted to share what I did recently :)
I got a great opportunity to collaborate with my friend Judy Wang for her new series that's coming up in August 2012.
It's photography and illustration collaboration series. We just completed 1 of them and turned out nice.

Check out her website (link above) to check her portfolio!

I can't wait to finish these series and see them in prints!


preview of website

hi everyone.

i've been working on my website for pretty long time now, and i wanted to share 2 drawings that i will be uploading on my website. i know i got hostings and url about an year or so but i didn't have time to finish until now.

these were done in 'illustrative storytelling' class in summer 2011.

also, if you are around La Mirada area, please come join me at 'HEART SHOW | An expression of our Heart through our Art'

it's a group 'arts' show i am having with my church friends. there will be visual art, performance art and culinary art. it will be on october 30th 4pm - 6:30pm at holiday inn la mirada. search
'HEART SHOW | An expression of our Heart through our Art' on facebook or go to www.numachurch.org for more information.

hope to see everyone there!


"The Camel Song" by Clara C

Clara C Youtube / Faceboook / Twitter

Directed by: Ross Ching

Produced by: Don Le

Color/Grading: Daniel Chae


Thanks again for having me for this project. Huge thanks to Clara C, Joseph Chang, Ross Ching, Don Le, Robert Ryu, and many more!

Don't forget to follow me on Twitter!


Kim Bum Soo - Please MV

Kim Bum Soo - Please

Co-Directed by: Joseph Jang/ Robert Ryu
Written by: Robert Ryu
DP: Joseph Jang
1st AD: Kevyn Fong
1st AC: Brian Kim
2nd AC: Judy Wang

Edited by: Brian Kim

Photographer: Hannah Gweun
Hair/Make-Up: Jenny Kong
Artist: Jeska Lee

PA's: Chris Yu, Jeremiah La Torre, Russell Fung, Aj Deleon, Cary Hokama, Sally Choo

Special Thanks: Story Garden Cafe, Hold Up Art Gallery, Spitz

Music by: 김범수 - 제발 (Please) 서바이벌 나는 가수다
Original Song by: 이소라 - 제발

Famous K-Pop singer, Kim Bum Soo, sang this song at this show called 'I am a Singer' in Korea, and good friends from DVI Creatives created this music video as their first project. It's not an official music video, but I am very proud of how the quality came out.

Big thanks to Robert Ryu, Joseph Jang, and Brian Kim from DVI Creatives for having me as part of a team!

Please follow DVI Creative's Twitter and Facebook page :)

My website is 80% done! Sorry for such a huge delay. I got busy with school assignments and work, so I didn't have personal time to work on it. But, I think it's going to look good once I am done with them :)


coming up!

Hello everyone,

I know I've been gone forever, but I will be back soon with BRAND NEW WEBSITE.
So please hold on tight!

I am aiming for May 2011, so please pray for me so I can finish this term with good grade and have an awesome website :D